ARUN KUMAR

Arun Kumar over the years, has carved a niche for himself in the world of percussion as one of the few drummers who does inter-disciplinary music. He has trained for jazz drumming under his father B. S. Sukumar and the renowned drummer Ranjit Barot. Arun also trained in Carnatic percussions under Sri S. V. Giridhar and Sri Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma. He was initiated to Carnatic music from the Legendary Vocalist 'Karnataka kala tilaka' Vidwan Anoor Suryanarayana.

For the past 20 years, Arun has been sharing the stage with Indian classical music’s geniuses like Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. R. K. Srikantan, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sangita Kalanidhi A. K. C. Natarajan, Ghatam maestro Vikku Vinayakram, Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain, Sangita Kalanidhi Trichy Sankaran, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Ganakalshree M. S. Sheela, Sangita Kalanidhi Sudha Raghunathan, Nithyashree Mahadevan, Vijay Siva, Abhishek Raghuram, Pattabiram Pandit, Dr. Kadri Gopalnath, Gottuvadyam N. Ravikiran, Ganesh Kumaresh, Nagraj & Dr. Manjunath, Veenai Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, Dr Suma Sudhindra, Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan & Lalgudi VijayaLakshmi, Ronu Muzumdar, Rakesh Chaurasia, Mandolin Wizard U. Rajesh, Tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh, Pandit Vijay Ghate, Khanjira maestro Selva Ganesh, Veena maestro Rajesh Vaidya & Stephan Devassy.

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“Give Arun any solid object, he will tap music out of it”
—Michael Patro in one of his reviews in the Deccan Herald.
 

“Arun’s talent along with the urge to experiment is a testimony to his work”
—Sanjitha Rao in The Hindu

Upcoming Performances

  • 25 December 2017

    With singer Karthick in Chennai for the music season at Kamaraja Arangam

  • 31 December 2017

    With singer Vijay Prakash in Chennai for a private audience

  • 7 January 2018

    Performing Morsing for a vocal concert in Bengaluru

  • 9 January 2018

    Performing Morsing for a Traditonal Carnatic concert at Ramakrsihana Ashram, Bengaluru

  • 13 January 2018

    With singer M D Pallavi at Davanagere at a Private Concert

  • 14 January 2018

    With some of the renowned singers of Kannada film industry at Bengaluru

  • 15 January 2018

    Performing in Bengaluru for a Music school event

  • 20 January 2018

    Performing with Vijay TV Super Singers in London with for a world tour project

  • 24 January 2018

    Performing with LayaTharanga at TTD at Tirumala

  • 26 January 2018

    Performing at a special concert with N Amrit, Giridhar Udupa and Ravichandra Kulur in Bengaluru

  • 1 February 2018

    Chowdaiah Memorial hall celebrating Father and Guru Sri Sukumar's 70th Birthday celebrations

  • 3 February 2018

    Concert with Vijay Prakash and Rajesh Krishnan

  • 4 February 2018

    Concert with Layatharanga for a Private Audiance

  • 7 February 2018

    Concert with Vijay Prakash at Shravanabelagola on the occasion of Maha Masthakabhisheka

  • 8 February 2018

    Private Concert

  • 11 February 2018

    Private Concert

  • 16 February 2018

    Concert with Vijay Prakash at VIT Vellore

  • 18 February 2018

    Concert with Vijay Prakash at Singapore

  • 20 February 2018

    Concert with Violin Masestro's Ganesh & Kumaresh at New Delhi

  • 23 February 2018

    Concert with Vijay Prakash in Bangalore

  • 24 February 2018

    Concert with Ghatam Giridhar Udupa in Bangalore

  • 25 February 2018

    Carnatic Classical concert at Shimoga

  • 28 February 2018

    Concert at TTD temple, Tirupathi

  • 08 March 2018

    Performing with Mysore Manjunath, Arjun Kumar and N Amrith at PESIT

  • 15 March 2018

    Performing at Mumbai Drum Day at St Andrews Auditorium Mumbai

  • 17 March 2018

    Performing with Vijay Prakash for a private event

  • 21 March 2018

    Performing with Rajesh Vaidya for a private event

  • 25 March 2018

    Performing with Jayanthi Kumaresh at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall

  • 31 March 2018

    Performing with Rajesh Vaidya for a private event

  • 04 August 2018

    Concert with Dr S P Balasubramaniam

  • 15 August 2018

    Tribute concert to Sri R D Burman at Bangalore

  • 17 August 2018

    Private concert at Chennai

  • 18 August 2018

    Concert with renowned music director Sri Anoop Seelin

  • 02 September 2018

    Performing at Toronto with Vijay Tv super singers

  • 03 September 2018

    Performing at Toronto with Vijay Tv super singers

  • 08 September 2018

    Performing with Veena maestro Rajhesh Vaidhya at Mojo festival KL Malaysia

  • 15 September 2018

    Performing with Pandit Pravin Godkhindi and Pandit Jayatheerth Mevundi at Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava

  • 17 September 2018

    Performing a special R D Burman tribute concert at Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava

  • 19 September 2018

    Performing with Legendary Dr S P Balasubramaniam at Bengaluru Ganesha Utsava

  • 21 September 2018

    Performing a special evening of Rishi Kapoor hits with Sri Vijay Prakash and Sri Rishi Kapoor himself

  • 23 September 2018

    Performing a unique concert with Sri Vijay Prakash

  • 29 September 2018

    Performing for a fund riser in Bangalore with Sri Vijay Prakash,Smt Archana Udupa and best musicians of karnataka

  • 31 October 2018

    Performed at United Nations, Geneva with Ricky Kej and his ensemble

  • 04 November 2018

    Performing carnatic classical concert with Vidwan TNS Krishna @ Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir

  • 08 November 2018

    Performing at muscut with singers M D Pallavi, Hemanth and Anuradha Bhat for kannada sangha Rajyotsava concert

  • 11 November 2018

    Performing a special morsing duet concert with Vid Pramath Kiran

  • 13 November 2018

    Performing at a private gathering in Bangalore

  • 16 November 2018

    Performing with Laya Tharanga for Kailasaa music festival at Chikkamagalur.

  • 18 November 2018

    Performing with Sri Vijay Prakash for a private event in Vijayawada

  • 21 November 2018

    Performing at Kumuta for a private event with Sri Vijay Prakasha

  • 22 November 2018

    Performing in St Johns Auditorium with Sri Vijay Prakash

  • 23 November 2018

    Performing with Pandit Bickram Ghosh in Dubai

  • 24 November 2018

    Performing with Sri Vijay Prakash for a public event in Mysore

  • 25 November 2018

    Performing with Ustad Fazal Qureshi in Ahmedabad

  • 04 December 2018

    Private concert with Laya Tharanga

  • 06 December 2018

    Performing with Vidwan Vijay Prakash,Ustad Toufiq qureshi,Vidwan Ravi Kulur and friends at Dharmasthala for Lakshadeepotsava

  • 13 December 2018

    Celebrating 20 years togetherness of Laya Tharanga with friends at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall

  • 14 December 2018

    Private concert

  • 20 December 2018

    Performing with Vijay Prakash and friends

  • 22 December 2018

    Performing with Mysore Nagraj and Mysore Dr Manjunath for Krishna Sangeetha Sabha's Golden jubilee year celebrations at Jayarama Seva Mandali

  • 25 December 2018

    Performing with Sri Karthick at Chennai for music season

  • 28 December 2018

    Performing with Ricky Kej at Vizag

  • 30 December 2018

    Performing with Dr S P Balasubramaniam at Bangalore

Full list

Contact

B S ARUN KUMAR
124,Swami Nilaya, 4th Main, 4th block
Thyagarajanagar, Bangalore 560028
Karnataka, INDIA
drumsarunkumar@gmail.com

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